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Burnet CISD Innovation Plan
The Burnet CISD Innovation Plan was reviewed by the Texas Education Agency on March 29, 2017 and adopted by the Board of Trustees on April 4, 2017. The term of the plan is for five years, beginning at the time of Board approval and ending in May of the 2021-2022 school year. The plan is attached below.   

What is a District of Innovation?


The District of Innovation (DOI) concept is part of Texas House Bill 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session in 2014, and allows traditional school districts the opportunity to utilize flexible operation strategies similar to open­-enrollment charter schools. The DOI process and local innovation plan, if approved, will be fully integrated with the Strategic Action Plan developed during the strategic design process.

On this page, you will find some helpful documents such as the original presentation made to the Burnet CISD Board of Trustees, the resolution adopted by the BCISD Board, and a list of committee members.

The Texas Education Agency provides helpful information on the DOI process as well as a list of districts in Texas who are Districts of Innovation.

The Texas Association of School Boards is another great resource for teachers, parents, and others to understand the process of becoming a District of Innovation as well as what other districts around the state have done. TASB has created a searchable chart that presents district plans that are final or in process.


Board Policies that Support the BCISD Innovation Plan